Senior Writing

PLAGIARISM: A REMINDER

THE COLLEGE ESSAY
Common Application Questions
Show, Don’t Tell
Introduction Paragraphs
Cutting Words
Your College Essay Should Also…
End with a lesson learned / conclusion / reflection – show what this experience helped you realize or discover about yourself
Focus on your positive traits, not just the “facts” of your experience. It doesn’t matter what temperature it was on the day you hiked to the top of Mt. Washington. What matters is that you pushed yourself to overcome something challenging, that you didn’t give up.

WRITING SKILLS
Using Critical Articles: The Basics
Using Critical Articles: Paragraph Format
Close Reading of Quotes (Link goes to Sophomore Writing page)
Making Assertions (Link goes to Sophomore Writing page)
How to Write Assertions (Link goes to Junior Writing page)
Analytical Verbs (Link goes to Junior Writing page)
Block Quote Format

THE RESEARCH PAPER
Note Card Format
Outlining Your Essay (Link goes to Junior Writing page)
Outlining Your Essay – Process
Research Paper Checklist

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